Instead of going out to a fancy anniversary dinner this year, we decided to stay in and make sushi.

Making sushi at home is a love/hate thing for me…I LOVE the money we save, but I HATE the rolling part because it never looks as pretty as in a restaurant! ;-(

I am in LOVE with the crispy green beans from PF Chang’s so we decided to make those too…super easy.

Here is the tempura recipe as well as a quick tutorial for sushi making.

We got some sushi grade ahi at a fish market in town and I made some spicy tuna rolls:

{6 ounces of gorgeousness!}

{for the spicy tuna, I just chopped the ahi into small pieces with my mini processor and added minced garlic, 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp mayo, a splash of rice vinegar and a pinch of salt. Mix together and refrigerate for about 15 to 30 minutes before making your rolls}

We also made shrimp tempura rolls…

…and spicy California rolls.

Add in some Sapporo and wasabi infested soy sauce….perfection!


So, next time you have a craving for Japanese goodness, may I suggest trying it at home. The ahi was only about $6, shrimp $2 on sale and the sushi rice and nori were less than 10 bucks and will last for several sushi nights.